The show took place at the Hollywood and Highland Center, and some of the Academy Awards' biggest winners stopped by.
Best Actor Jean Dujardin and Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer were guests on the show.
The lucky audience members were chosen in a random drawing and were bused over to the venue early Monday morning.
The fans were dedicated, waiting in line as early as 3 a.m. And many traveled from all over to share in the Oscar excitement.
"I am here just for this, I haven't slept in 36 hours, but it's worth it," said Carol Laurie from Staten Island, N.Y.
Kelly Ripa was at the Vanity Fair party Sunday night. Her guest co-host Neil Patrick Harris was at Elton John's after party.
"Live! with Kelly" aired on ABC7 at 9 a.m.